Welcome to the first Wine Wednesday on the blog! Today is one of my favorite chardonnays from William Hill.
Almost six months ago, J and I served William Hill wines at our wedding. We honeymooned in Napa and knew we had to take a trip to the winery itself. It was one of our favorites of the whole trip - the setting and view were breathtaking, they had one of the few chardonnay-focused tastings, and they had adirondack chairs. I decided long ago that my favorite kind of Outdoor Drinking is Adirondack Chair Outdoor Drinking so it of course added to the overall experience.
On to the wine - we can get some of their widely-distributed bottles at our local store. This clocks in at $14.99 where I buy it.
One of my favorite things about this chard is the oakiness. Many people dislike an oaky chardonnay but I love it and think it adds some heft. This one is very crisp on the nose, almost citrusy, but once you sip it, it's rich and buttery, almost creamy.